Lately, I have been talking a lot about healthy eating, and I get a lot of questions and comments about how hard it is to eat healthy while still enjoying your food. Here’s my secret.. eat foods you like! Crazy, I know. But if you can find good for you foods that you enjoy, the hard part is over! Then all you really have to do is start combining flavors you like, and voilà!
Take a basic salad, it doesn’t have to be basic, just start throwing in stuff you like and keep it interesting. For instance, I think I could eat this salad every day for a month and I wouldn’t be sick of it. I first made this last week and I’ve been eating it non-stop since then, because I love it and it tastes amazing! So give good for you food a shot, you just might be surprised. Enjoy!
Healthy Chopped Salad with Jalapeño Lime Dressing (Print Me)
Ingredients: (these are suggestions, put on what you like!)
2 large romaine hearts, washed and chopped
1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 (15.5 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup sweet corn (I roasted mine in the oven)
2 roasted red peppers
1 cup grape tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1/3 cup cilantro, washed and chopped
1 avocado, diced
1 cup pulled cooked chicken breast
2 Limes, juiced and zested
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Honey or Agave Nectar
1 Jalapeño Pepper, seeded
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
3/4 teaspoon Salt
To make dressing, place all ingredients in food processor and process until consistent. If you don’t have a food processor finely dice the jalapeño and stir all ingredients together.
In a large bowl add lettuce, top with all ingredients except for avocado and dressing. Toss salad gently and plate. Top with avocado and dressing.